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, president obama will urge lawmakers to work with him to steer the country away from the fiscal cliff. the cliff is a series of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts that will kick in at the end of the year, unless republicans and democrats can reach a deal. both sides say they are willing to work together. >> we're not going over the cliff. we're determined not to go over the cliff. i think better heads will prevail. >> reporter: a fight over taxes is already looming. democratics want families making more than $250,000 a year to pay more. republicans reject that idea. they want cuts to entitlement programs and are pushing tax reform that closes loopholes and eliminates some deductions. >> this is an opportunity for the president to lead. this is his moment. to engage the congress and work towards a solution ha can pass both chambers. >> reporter: since the election, both the president and republicans have been emphasizing compromise. economists say if they don't find one, the fiscal cliff could throw the economy back into a recession. the congressional budget ofce says that those spe
question, who in the obama administration pinned the attack on demonstrators. >> he said it went through a long process, involving many agencies, department of justice, state department and no one knows yet exactly who come up with the final version of the talking points. >>reporter: five days after the attack, u.n. ambassador susan rice was still blaming a spontaneous demonstration outside the consulate. the obama administration now acknowledges al-qaida was behind the september 11th attack. >> the investigation tells us what you get from the ground, it evolves. when you get intelligence, you get intelligence, you collect it, you give it over to analysts, analysts review it and they send it out and it kept evolving over the process. >>reporter: reporters who were staked out for the general's arrival, but he used underground hallways to make his way to the hearing room. petraeus stepped down last week after acknowledging it had an extra-marital affair with his biography paula broadwell. he did not comment on the affair during his testimony to lawmakers, but he insisted it did not have
guardian sent us videotape of president obama calling for decriminalization eight years ago. his posture as president has been far different from his posture as a candidate in 2004. as gary nurenberg looked into the story he found d.c. may soup be facing some unintended marijuana consequences from its own law. >> reporter: for more than two years d.c. has been trying to get its bureaucracy ready to handle the new medical marijuana law and it is not ready yet. as d.c. was doing that a president who smoked a lot of dope when he was a kid has led an administration recently cracking down on other cities offering medical marijuana to sick patients whose doctors have prescribed it. the washington guardian posted the video. >> and i think that we need to rethink and de criminalize our marijuana laws, and i'm not somebody -- but i'm not somebody who believes in legalization. >> reporter: that was then. >> from november 20101st 1 through today -- from november 2011 through today there have been more medical marijuana dispensaries busted now than in eight years of george bush's administration. >>
jablow -- matt jablow, 9news now. >>> president obama will travel to three swing states today before heading to chicago for election day. >>> governor mitt romney will stop in virginia, florida and new hampshire before returning to boston. susan mcginniss has more. >> reporter: president obama did a little dance in cincinnati where stevie wonder induced him. -- introduced him. also at ohio, mitt romney talked about the president's chances of winning. >> it is possible, but not likely. >> reporter: the candidates have been burning up jet fuel crisscrossing the country. sunday president obama was in new hampshire, florida, ohio and colorado. >> i know a bunch of you have voted. but if you haven't, there is still time. >> reporter: today he will hit florida, colorado and ohio before heading home for election day. mitt romney's battleground sunday included ohio, iowa, and pennsylvania. today he will visit florida, ohio, virginia and new hampshire. >> you are tired of being tired. not justton but all the time. >> both candidates saw huge crowds at their rallies this weekend. and both real
the long gas lines should subside now that refineries are running again, and that president obama has ordered millions of gallons of gas sent to the region. aid to new york will soon be arriving from this area. matt jablow reports tonight. the city of fairfax is now doing its part to help some of sandy's victims. >> when tragedy hits, i think we're ready to help. >> reporter: captain laura is head of the criminal investigation divisi of the city of fairfax police department. >> my coworkers rally whenever they need to. >> reporter: during more than 20 years as a police officer she has unfortunately witnessed all types of tragedies. >> you just don't know what mother nature is going to bring. >> reporter: but none, apparently, prepared her for the video she saw on television of the almost unimaginable damage along the highly populated coastline of new york and new jersey. >> i cried and i came into work on friday and i just went about what could i do to help. >> reporter: inspired by heartbreaking images of the pain, captain kenyan moved quickly into action organizing a fad, clothing a
. >>> is there some common ground to be found? president obama will be meeting with congressional leaders today to talk about how they are going to address the upcoming fiscal cliff. now the president is publicly saying he wants higher taxes on the richest americans. republicans say closing tax loopholes could do the trick. if we don't meet in the middle we could go back into a recession economists say. it's a long list of spending cuts and tax increases which will take effect in january if they do nothing. >>> a student accused of murdering her roommate has been found not on all charges. >> after three days of testimony, jurors sided with alexis simpson and her defense team which argued that dominique frazier's killing was a result of self-defense and not of murder. >> we never doubt it because we know our friend. >> truth prevailed through all of it. that's all i can say. >> reporter: friends and family rejoiced as they left a prince george's county courtroom in upper marlboro. it took the jury about three hours to return with a not guilty verdict on all seven counts simpson was facing. >> th
of assault. >>> president obama spent the hours right after his big election night victory making some calls. he was reaching out to congressional leaders. now the results of last night's presidential race show the country still very much split down the middle and both sides today talking a good game about compromise. tara americaner in is at the white house where the obama administration -- tara mergener is at the white house where the obama administration and the congress better reach an agreement soon. >> reporter: the same problems remain and essentially the same congressional makeup. president obama is headed back to washington after a bitter battle to win a second term. he used his victory speech to reach out to the other side. >> in the weeks ahead i also look forward to sitting down with governor romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward. >> reporter: mitt romney also called for compromise. >> in a time like this we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> reporte
's staying with her brother at his home in northwest d.c. president obama made his first public comments about the scandal yesterday. >> i have no evidence at this point that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: it's been revealed f.b.i. agent frederick humphries uncovered the affair after a complaint from tampa socialite jill kelley. today the acting c.i.a. director will be testifying before the house panel and expected to be grilled on the deadly attacks on the consulate in benghazi. so we'll focus on the attacks in benghazi today and tomorrow but when petraeus does testify, we're expected to hear more on the scandal that brought him down. back to you. >> surae chinn live on capitol hill. thank you, surae. >>> in president obama's first news conference since winning reelection last week, he ended up calling republican criticisms of u.n. ambassador susan rice outrageous. the president called out republican senators lindsay graham and john mccain for their comments saying they would block the u.s. ambas
spending his day in a battleground state. >> and president obama is back on the trail after dealing with super storm sandy. danielle noddingham reports from the white house. air force one drops president obama at his first stop, green bay. >> hello, wisconsin. >> reporter: after three days off the campaign trail, the president wasted no time confronting mitt romney's twists on bringing change to washington. >> he's saying that is the big change. well let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. what the governor is offering, sure ain't change. >> reporter: he easily won wisconsin. this year the race is much tighter. it is now an all-out sprint to election day. they concentrated on virginia on thursday. toning down the speeches after sandy hit. but he was on the attack again at a rally in the suburbs. this is an election where, you know, i think that we're not going to just shape the country for four years, but for a generation. >> reporter: romney returned to another criticism of the president at a window and door factory. >> they are making products for america. and
report help more, president obama, or perhaps it's mitt romney. we'll be joined live by cbs news' bob schieffer coming up next. keely and bianca thompson. keely, keely, keely and bianca thompson. accokeek. keely's district boxing and youth center. accokeek. >>> we are coming down to the wire, and on the presidential campaign trail, president obama and mitt romney are both targeting undecided voters who may be influenced by today's unemployment report. the jobless rate rose a 10th of a point from 7.8 to 7.9%. it is the highest number an incumbent president has faced on election day since franklin roosevelt. employers added 171,000 new jobs in october. 45,000 more than many analysts anticipated. and the labor department says hiring over the summer was better than previously thought. both president obama and mitt romney campaigned today in the battleground state of ohio. >>> with election day just days away the final push in the presidential race will be the focus of this week's cbs news "face the nation." joining us from new york is the host, bob schieffer. bob, does today's unemploymen
conference, mr. obama confronts senators over a top appointment, proposes a way out of looming tax increases, and tells us what he thinks of his disgraced c.i.a. director. reports from bob orr, nancy cordes, and wyatt andrews. for the first time, we meet the owner of the pharmacy whose drugs are linked to the deaths of 32 patients. jim axelrod is on the case. israel finds a sworn enemy and takes a shot. it's the beginning of a major military operation. ... and doctor jon lapook with a pineither surgeon who can turn a voice like this... into something like this. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, for the first time the president weighed in on the scandal that ended the career of his c.i.a. director and derailed his nominee to lead nato. president obama told a news conference no classified information was compromised in the e-mail and sex scandal. he was asked about david petraeus, perhaps most distinguished army general of his generation, who quit the c.i.a. last week after an f.b.i. investigation discovered that he was havin
to you. >>> a new wall street journal poll finds that president obama and republican nominee mitt romney remain deadlocked in virginia. >>> vice president joe biden and his wife will be in sterling and richmond today. john mellen camp will perform and governor tim kaine will be at both events. >>> i saw the long lines, i was in some of them. it turns out more than 5 2,000 residents in dc voted early in the board of election. it is more than 10% of the district's registered voters and it is more than double the number of early voters in the 2010 primary. >>> if you want to see a breakdown of the national and local elections, we have a breakdown on wusa9.com right at the top of the home page. >>> this morning an alexandria family is desperately searching for a man who has been missing now for two weeks. 64-year-old mohammed dhani is being searched for. dogs and teams covered the park. if you have any information please call. >>> there will be a candlelight vigil held this evening for christina morris ward. the 15-year-old was hit and killed by a car in german town. christina was walking to
because they think she's an easy target, then they got a problem. >> president obama fires back at republican critics. >> the controversy over susan rice calling the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi spontaneous has reached a boiling point. after republicans threaten to block her possible nomination for secretary of state. >> the president thinks we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody they should go after me. >> david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> we now know the identity of the fbi agent who triggered the investigation into the petraeus affair. >> three people have been killed ter rockets were fired into southern israel from gaza. the first israeli deaths after the country killed a hamas military commander yesterday. >> a popular energy drink, five hour energy is making headlines because of a potential link to more than a dozen deaths. >> c
's a live look at president obama. he is speaking at a rally in madison, wish -- wisconsin. his republican challenger mitt romney is in lynchburg, virginia for a ral lie that is going to take place there in about 30 minutes. danielle nottingham reports on both candidates, making a final push to win over votes. >> mitt romney kicked off his last campaign day in florida, where voters will help award the biggest battleground prize. >> we can begin a better tomorrow, tomorrow. with the help of the people in florida, that is exactly what is going to happen. >> reporter: the republican nominee is on a final tear through the states that will decide who wins the white house. >> i need iowa. cleveland really does rock, you know that? >> reporter: president obama is spending the final hours of the campaign in wisconsin, iowa and ohio. and he is using star power to push supporters to the polls. today bruce springsteen joins the president on the campaign trail. >> you know where i stand. you know i tell the truth. >> reporter: the latest polls show the white house race is tied nationally. but in the s
that mr. obama is willing to let the deadline pass, let tax rates go up and spending be cut. if he can't get the deal he wants. >> bill plante in washington. thank you. later this morning we'll ask conservative activity jaft grover norquist if republicans are backing away from his no tax increase pledge. >> two weeks ago sandy battered the northeast. hundreds of homes and businesses have no power. most on long island. the governor of new york is calling for an investigation as mark strassman reports from brooklyn. residents are angry at the lack of answers. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. in many hard hit areas have come a long way but not garrison beach, brooklyn. most folks are waiting for power to come back on and waiting for insurance inspectors to show up and for them the storm has never left. in this driveway, soggy possession we found janet, wringing saltwater from her nieces collection. she's surviving on generator power and grip. >> have no heat. i have no electric. what do you do first? >> reporter: two weeks ago sandy flooded this community's 2400 homes. ever
to work tor president obama. he and congressional leaders promise to work together to prevent a budget crisis but wall street isn't buying it. >> how looking in mirror could provide clues to your risk for heart sease. >> but with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. . >> second storm made your life miserable. >> new misery for the northeast as a post-sandy storm slams the region. >> 60 mile-per-hour winds, wintry mix coastal flooding. >> causing 100,000 new power outages. >> it gets frustrated. it eats away from you. finally you see the light at the end of the tunnel and now we're starting all over again. >> finally got that forecast that i got last night i'm waiting for the locusts and pestilence next. >> worries about the fiscal cliff are affecting stocks around the world. >> president obama telephoned top congressional leaders urging more bipartisan cooperation. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans, but as americans. >> i want to work together but i want everyone to also understand you can't push us around. >> toda
to the wash -- post deployment medical care. according to the washington guardian newspaper the obama administration has not made a decision in a timely fashion on whether or not vets will get their care. >> they're suffering through wounds physical and mental and the va system can't handle it all. >> i know as far as medical stability and things like that, veterans are looked at, they're scrutinized. this is i find totally offensive. >> recognize that the government does what they can to try to help the veterans, but they should also recognize there's more that they can do. >> apparently on i lot more. joining us now is john solomon -- a lot more. joining us now is john solomon. the toll is beginning to take. thanks for coming in. >> good to be here. >> give us an idea what the backlog was when the president took office and what it is now. >> about two years ago it was at 30% meaning 30% of veterans were waiting beyond 125 days to get a decision whether they would get benefit coverage. today it's at 68.1% and it's going to get bigger. >> it's doubled in size basically. what's went wr
president obama he disagrees. house speaker john boehner says his party is ready to compromise when it comes to eliminating some tax loom holes and deductions -- loopholes and deductions, but raising tax homes is still off the table. >> the problem with raising tax rates on the wealthiest americans is that more an half of them are small business owners. >> reporter: the president is asking the congress to sign off on an extension of the middle class tax cuts right now while both sides work to reach an agreement on the more contentious issues. tara mergener for cbs news, the white house. >> the white house says the president will veto any bill that extends tax cuts for those making more than $250,000. >>> state and local governments are preparing for the fiscal cliff. virginia's governor directed all state agencies to identify 4% of their budget to cut out. that would affect northern virginia schools, of course, 14% of the fairfax county school budget coming from the state that. would be impacted. >> we're going to be concerned about any cut in funding given how tight our budget is. i think
to appear at hearings this week. the details of the new hearings are being worked out. president obama is expected to face questions about the scandal that forced patraeus to step down at a news conference today. the widening investigation the s now jeopardizing general john allen's future. the pentagon is looking at emails he exchanged with joe kelly. sources described them as potentially inappropriate and flirtatious. >> these allegations are shocking to everybody that knows general allen. he's a terrific officer. he's also done a really good job in afghanistan. >> the white house and lawmakers continue to express confidence in general allen's leadership of u.s. troops if afghanistan while his promotion to become nato's top general is on hold. >> he said he has not done anything improper. i think he deserves the benefit of the investigation that's going on now which i hope will be concluded soon. >> one anonymous e mail from several months ago warned allen to stay away from kelly. sources stay e mail came from paula broadwell. in her e mail to allen broadwell warned that kelly was a
this morning and played basketball with his friends. president obama arrived in chicago last night. he cast his ballot in early voting there almost two weeks ago. vice president joe biden voted this morning in his home state of delaware. even though the race is tight, obama's team predicts a victory. >> anyone wants to win the national election ought to speak to the concerns of the entire nation. this president does and he's going to win tonight. >>reporter: at a final campaign stop in iowa last night, the president made one last plea for votes. >> it's out of my hands now. it's in yours. >>reporter: both sides know it all comes down to who's better at getting their supporters out in battleground states. begat cheban, cbs news, chicago. >>> and it looks like voter turnout is huge for the presidential election and there are some big races on the ballot in washington d.c. some people are waiting in line for hours in order to cast their ballots. bruce johnson joins us now from american elementary school in northwest washington. -- from merch elementary school in northwest washington. >>reporter
back in the final push. >>> out on the campaign trail, president barack obama out on the stumps today after taking some time off dealing with super storm sandy. the president wasted no time in confronting mitt romney's twist on bringing change to washington. >> he's saying he's the candidate for change. let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering, sure ain't change. >> mitt romney is concentrating on virginia today as he was toning down his speech after sandy, but today, he was back on the attack. >> these are critical times, an election of consequence. an election where you're not going to shape the country for four years, but for a generation. >> and get this, according to clear politics, barack obama and mitt romney are in a dead heat tied at 47.7% of the votes nationwide. >>> a live look outside. topper shutt will be along in just a few minutes with a full look at your forecast. >>> right after the break, their fight against obesity. some new programs out there to help you shed those unwanted pounds. >>> the epic size of america's
spotted broadwell staying with her brother here in northwest d.c. president obama made his first public comments about the scandal yesterday. >> i have no evidence at this point that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: it's been revealed f.b.i. agent frederick humphries uncovered the affair after a complaint from tampa's socialite jill kelley. today the acting c.i.a. director will be testifying and you can bet expected tomorrow that the scandal will be brought up when petraeus appears tomorrow. back to you. >> surae chinn live on capitol hill this morning. thank you. >>> neighbors tell us a woman watched as a prince george's county sheriff's deputy shot and killed her son last night. the shooting happened on 63rd avenue in east riverdale, maryland. the sheriff's captain nancy ridgely says the deputy was trying to serve a temporary protective order. it's believed the man's mother opened the door but then he appeared behind her pointing a gun at the deputy. the deputy fired one shot and killed the man
't stopped campaigning for your votes just yet. begat cheban begins our coverage with president obama's campaign from chicago. >>reporter: president obama spending election day in chicago. he cast his ballot there during early voting almost two weeks ago. the president wrapped up his campaign in des moines last night, just steps away from his iowa headquarters during his first presidential bid in 2008. >> are you fired up? >>reporter: president obama made one final plea for votes in the critical battleground state. >> after all the months of campaign, after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. it's out of my hands now. >>reporter: president obama plans to continue his election day tradition of playing basketball with friends. i'm begat cheban in chicago. >>reporter: i'm randall pinkston. underscoring how close this election is expected to be, the first town in the nation to vote ended in a tie. >> this has never happened before in dixville. we have a tie. >>reporter: dixville notch, new hampshire gave five votes each for the president a
of the central intelligence agency. even president obama only learned of the scandal after returning to the white house from his re-election victory. cbs news homeland security correspondent bob orr is in our washington bureau and good morning to you, bob. >> reporter: good morning. david petraeus was one of america's most revered soldiers and as head of the cia in charge of some of the nation's most delicate operations. word of his resignation sent shockwaves through all of president only learned of the scandal after returning to the white house. david petraeus is not the first high ranking washington official to have an affair. but he is the first cia director to resign because of one. petraeus indiscretions came to the attention of the fbi. they were conducting an investigation into what looked like suspicious emails to a person at the cia and a person at the national intelligence agency. those emails involved paula broadwell the author of a petraeus biography called "all in." she spent time in afghanistan while petraeus was commander there, gathering mater
job as head of the u.s. european command. however, president obama has now agreed to put the general's confirmation for that post on hold. secreta secretary panetta issued a statement that saying while this matter is under investigation, general allen will remain commander of the isaf. general allen deny he has done anything wrong. meanwhile, secretary panetta is asking to move up the confirmation of general joseph dunford, allen's likely successor in afghanistan. >>> meanwhile, with david petraeus out, the cia has a new leader. michael morell is a career cia officer who has held a variety of leadership positions and it's the second time he's held the role of acting director. david martin has more. >> reporter: after only 14 months, david petraeus, the supposedly indispensable man, is gone. without warning, a new man, michael morell, must step forward from his post as deputy first to leon panetta, then to petraeus, and take over. jo john mclachlan knows what that's like. he did it in 2004. >> once you're sitting in that chair, there's no one sitting behind you. there's no safety net.
approval by congress. president obama reports it and will respect the will of the people. we've reported that so many years that state hood for d.c. has been an effort for some time with no success. >>> both parties are willing to compromise on a deal to avoid that fiscal cliff. president obama called leaders to start negotiations to deal with the issue. house speaker john boehner said he's willing to compromise on raising some taxes. >> sounds good right? compromise. have we heard that lately? vice president joe biden says the obama administration is willing to compromise as well. the cliff is an across the board tax increase in spending cuts coupled at the same time and that's scheduled to kick in at the end of the year. economists say the impact could push america into another recession. >> the no steps are taken cuttings will cost you some real none. gary nuremberg as more on the sequestration issue. >> reporter: congress couldn't get a deal to cut the deficit. going off the fiscal cliff means crashing into your home. >> if we go over the fiscal cliff, we will increase taxes by $500
, anita. >> hopefully they catch up with them soon. >>> president obama used his first public remarks since election night to address fears the u.s. could fall over the so- called fiscal cliff. economists say the country will be plunged into another recession if the president and congress cannot come up with a plan by january 1st. that's when the bush era tax cuts expire and drastic spending cuts kick in. the president is inviting congressional leaders from both parties to the white house next week to work on a deal. he says any deal must include asking wealthy americans to pay more taxes. the house speaker john boehner disagrees. >> the problem with raising tax rates on the wealthiest americans is that more than half of them are small business owners. >> on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. i'm not wedded to every detail of my plan. i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. >> the president is asking the congress to sign off on an extension of the middle class tax cuts right now while both sides work to reach an agreement on the mo
to melt away. >> reporter: both sides acknowledge the storm provided mr. obama with a valuable opportunity to show bipartisan leadership in the closing days of this race. republican new jersey governor and romney supporter chris christie repeatedly praised the president's performance and his compassion. >> you're going t it to be okay. everybody is safe. >> reporter: today, mr. obama was back in campaign mode, deriding governor romney's promise to bring change to washington. >> another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy isn't change. >> no! >> turning medicare into a voucher is change, but we don't want that change. >> reporter: the president's schedule over the next five days tells you a lot about his campaign strategy. he'll be spending a great deal of time in ohio and wisconsin, trying to build a midwest firewall to prevent governor romney, scott, from getting 270 electoral votes. >> pelley: well, nancy, governor romney went hunting for votes today in another swing state, virginia. and jan crawford is covering his campaign. >> we really can't have four more years like the last
obama is weighing in on the scandal that took down the head of the cia and threatening the future of one general. >> the entanglement is overshadowing economic issues. >> and we have team coverage tonight on the patraeus scandal. talked about the media circus that has converged on their neighborhood. first daniel has the latest from the white house. >> reporter: the president opened news conference with talk of jobs, economy and fiscal cliff. >> first public comments about the scandal involving david patraeus. >> provided this country an extraordinary service. we are davis because of the work he has done. >> he resigned from the cia last friday after the fbi uncovered he had an affair. >> i have no evidence at this point that classified information was disclosed that in anyway would have had negative impact on our national security. >> the scandal is threatening the future of general john allen, the top commander in afghanistan. looking into e-mail communication with jill kelley. complaint to the fbi revealed the patraeus affair. >> obama is holding judgment about why he didn't learn unt
barack obama would face voters with the highest unemployment rate of any incumbent since franklin roosevelt. >>> a federal audit is confirming a report this yore that found questionable practices by the agency that runs reagan national airport and dulles airport. the metropolitan washington airport authority. they accepted super bowl tickets from contractors and that the authority routinely awarded no bid contracts. the audit does credit the authority for putting reforms in place over the past few months. >>> sandy recovery operations in the area are winding down this morning thankfully a lot of people have their power back now. dominion virginia is reporting less than 10,000 customers out in the washington area. >> and bge is close to restoring power to all of the d.c. regional customers. dominion has ten customers without power, just ten -- 9news now reporter kristin fisher is at national harbor where some of those power crews are mobilizing this morning to head north and help folks who still are in the dark. good morning to you kristin. >> reporter: good morning, well, we're ta
from president obama to the people of the garden state. >> from the air and on the ground, mr. obama got an up close, firsthand look at all of the carnage, and together they met with dozens of families that lost their homes, their businesses and in some cases both. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow-up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> and the president reiterated he's ordered federal agencies to cut through any red tape. the top priorities, restoring power and clearing roads in mass transit. for nomillions are still in the dark tonight. entire neighborhoods are under water. and getting life back to normal, that's definitely going to be a long haul. bruce johnson is in ocean view, new jersey tonight with more on what those folks are going through. bruce. >> reporter: hey, derek. it's actually ocean grove. and this small town like the other jersey towns that we've been talking about all evening long steel reeling from the effects of the -- still reeling from the effects of the hurricane that blew through here. those
president obama learned about the same day petraeus resigned has put amen's nomination to be nato supreme allied commander on hold. allen denies any wrongdoing and remains on duty in afghanistan. >> president has great confidence in the military. great confidence in his commanders. and we'll continue to have that confidence. >> reporter: a defense official tells cnn there's a distinct possibility the defense department investigation into allen is connected to the petraeus fbi investigation. fbi agents removed property from broadwell's north carolina home on monday. >> she's cooperating which is a good idea. the question are these classified documents? >> reporter: the answer may show the national security was threatened by personal choices. in washington, emily schmidt, 9news now. >> now one u.s. official is telling emily schmidt there doesn't appear to be anything criminal in the e-mails between general allen and jill kelley. that person says kelley also did a lot of work with programs like wounded warriors which could account for some of the volume of e-mails and be real business. >>> u
known as the fiscal cliff. president obama and house speaker john boehner seem to be sticking to their guns, those old noncompromising my way or the highway type guns. >> i'm not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 aren't asked to pay a dime more in taxes. i'm not going to do that. >> the problem with raising tax rates on the wealthiest americans is that more than half of them are small business owners. >> the president says he will reject any deal that does not include asking the wealthy to pay more. that fiscal cliff is a combination of some automatic spending cuts and tax increases and economists say the country will be plunged into another recession if lawmakers don't do something by january 1st. mr. balm and speaker boehner are scheduled to meet at the white house next week. >>> because of that impending financial doom and gloom virginia's governor bob mcdonnell ordered state agencies to look into cutting their budgets by 4% and as reporter peggy fox explains, the same thing t
. at arlington national cemetery, president obama paid tribute to those who didn't make it back home alive. the president said the wreath he laid at the tomb of the unknown is intended to remember every service member who has ever worn our nation's uniform. he urged americans to be there for returning veterans and their families, not just now but always. the president also noted this was the first veterans day in a decade with no american troops fighting in iraq. >>> and this is video from the new york city veterans day parade. thousands lined the streets of manhattan sunday for the parade cheering and waving a flag. volunteers also collected winter coats for those in need nearly two weeks after storm sandy hit the area. >>> the hunt continues for the gunman who shot a taco bell manager in columbia, maryland. howard county police say two men confronted the manager outside the restaurant on minstrel way early yesterday and shot him several times. frantic employees ducked for cover and called police. the manager is hospitalized in critical condition. >>> a protest in florida was held on beha
in a gray area. we told you about the text messages, attacking president obama and urging voters not to cast their ballots for him. >> they are just anonymous. and they cost people money. that's a really big deal. >> reporter: we also reported on the sources of those messages, targeting the journalists and many in the 202 area code. just who we are looking for. >> reporter: he wasn't in the mood to talk. an unsuccessful republican candidate for the state senate in virginia last year, his centreville firm is the largest vendor of the gop robo calls in the country. >> now, can we talk about what you are doing? >> it is just so hard to trace them. really hard to trace them as you were lucky. >> we were able to track them down through the numerous domain names. >> and more often than not, it is impossible to chase them. and so we are seeing increasingly these anonymous text messaging and the robo call campaigns that come over voice internet ip or what could cam from china. >> reporter: and several of the domains have been scanned for spam and abuse. >> reporter: there are a few things for you to
's numbers could push it up to half a million, even though that they are not spending any time in the obama column. they sounded alike. >> ohio is a center place where we will make sure that we take and we're going to take back the white house. >> we will win ohio! we'll win this election! >> reporter: both men know where they need to be and a new cbs analysis shows obama at 255 electoral votes solid or leaning towards him. 205 electoral votes followed or leaning towards governor romney. 270 electoral votes wins it. so they are campaigning in the same places. >> there are eight battleground states out there that either of these candidates could win. it will come down to who gets their voters to the polls. all about turnout as this race is in absolute dead heat. >> reporter: neither said much new on friday, reacting to the new unemployment report, up .1% with 171,000 new jobs created in october. >> unemployment is higher than when he took office. >> the company has hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: but sometimes this evening, they sounded a
. employers did add 171,000 jobs last month. out on the campaign trail mitt romney and barack obama responded to the numbers. >> unless we change course, we may well be looking at another recession. >> we've made real progress but we are here today because we know weave got more work to do. >> president obama spending his day campaigning in 0 hio mitt romney in way. only four days to go until we go to vote, both men spending the weekend trying to sway the undecided. >>> the rising unemployment numbers do not bode well for veterans coming home from overseas so today at a joint base anacostia bowling in d.c. scott broom got a look at what's facing employers and veterans as they try to make a match with each other. >> reporter: they call this job fair at joint base anacostia bowling "hiring our heroes." >> they've got the integrity, the work ethic that people are looking for. >> reporter: this is where veterans have traded uniform for business suit, although some are still wearing their stripes. >> we have over 60 employers. >> reporter: lieutenant colonel kathleen is organizing these job fairs
for america to settle. we're four days away from a fresh stuart. >> in ohio, president obama made the case he is moving the country forward. >> we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering ain't it. >> danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >> unemployment is sure to be one of the hot topics as the candidates swing through the battleground of virginia in the last few days before the election president obama is scheduled to hold a rally in bristol tomorrow night with former president bill cline toned and singer dave matthews. mitt romney will be in fairfax monday at george mason university. >>> a judge heard argument today over policy for poll workers. both parties have poll watchers and they are typically there to answer any questions voters have about what's on the ballot. a ruling is expected before tuesday, election day. >>> the most recent polls show the senate race between george allen and tim kaine too close to call in virginia. a survey just wednesday by roanoke college gives allen a five-point edge but another poll released the same day by cbs news, the "
guys. >>> thank you monika. today president obama will make his first postelection comments about the economy. this is video of the campaign release of the president wiping away tears as he thanked young members of his campaign staff in chicago. >> today he's going to talk about the tough situation ahead. automatic tax hikes and severe budget cuts that will go into effect in january it's called the fiscal cliff. the congressional budget office said yesterday if all the taxes and spending cuts take place, tax hikes in spending cuts, it will push the country's unemployment rate above 9% within a year. >> now virginia is planning its own cuts as a result. ko im is live from capitol hill with more. good morning ko. >> reporter: good morning andrea and mike, the next six weeks are crucial. the ticking time bomb as you said set for january 1st. the talks around taxes in d.c.. half a million federal workers, contractors and subcontractors could lose their jobs and d.c. could get hit big as well for metro losing $30 million. possibly. virginia also bracing for the those cuts across the bo
. >>> president obama will work with republicans to avoid the fiscal cliff, the automatic spending cuts and tax hikes that could take effect in the start of the new year. but he's standing by his commitment to raise taxes for those making more than $250,000. >> that's something they say they will not affect. new tax hikes will hit very hard. especially on parents. jessica doyle reports they could have a tough time paying for childcare. >> reporter: it's a dilemma facing families across the country. >> reporter: the mother of three, says not being able to get that tax credit for childcare expenses could really impact her family. >> we typically get a refund and, you know, thinking that it might not be a possible for some people that do use that money at the end of the year to take care of big expenses could be very tough. >> reporter: that's why they are warning parents to plan carefully. andologist congress -- and unless congress plans to pay taxes, they will only get $500 as opposed to $1,000. >> the best thing to do is plan accordingly. >> families can also expect to lose hundreds in the amou
service is going to have start this morning. and ines ferre has more. >> reporter: president obama visited new jersey to sheafiest hand the damage from superstorm sandy -- see firsthand the damage from superstorm sandy. the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation from above. what they say were homes destroyed and streets still underwater. president obama promised the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow-up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you've rebuilt. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island continues. nypd rescued six people from rooftops on wednesday. there are signs that life is returning to normal in new york city. all three airports are open as of today. as is the new york stock exchange and broadway shows. but problems still persist. traffic in the city is nothing short of a nightmare, without public transportation wednesday, manhattan streets were clogged with people trying to get back to work. there are some good news -- there's som
determine what the facts are. >> reporter: despite president obama's move to put general allen's promotion on hold, the president still trusts the general to lead american troops. >> he has faith in general allen. i would refer to you the pentagon for the process under way with regards to general allen. >> reporter: some lawmakers are coming out in support of general allen. >> general allen said he's not guilty of any improper behavior. i think he deserves to have us withhold judgment until the investigation the completed. >> reporter: general petraeus was scheduled to testify today about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. in light of the scandal he will not appear at that hearing a decision that's angered some lawmakers. >> i think it's absolutely imperative that general petraeus come and testify. >> reporter: in his place today acting cia director michael morell a leading candidate to replace petraeus at the cia. now paula broadwell and jill kelly two women involved here are not making any statements to the press so far. general allen is considering making a statement. >> susa
, the president is leading by less than 3 million votes. but, of course, president obama has already won the electoral vote, so nothing will change the outcome now. china is also changing leadership this month. today, china's communist party began a meeting that is held once every 10 years during which the people will be told who their new leaders are. that leadership has to manage a china that is evolving into a nation of haves and have-notes and bill whitaker is reporting tonight from beijing. >> reporter: the opening of the congress, a choreographed spectacle of power and pride, but outgoing president hu jintao told the assembled delegation the communist party's greatest success, china's economic development, has created one of its greatest threats-- a growing divide between rich and poor. on one side of the divide, huang nubo, a 56-year-old billionaire real estate developer. >> these buildings, these are your buildings, too? >> yes he was poor as a boy, he told us, but he's rich and powerful now on "forbs'" list of the world's wealthiest people. he started with one piece of property
by president obama october 10. part of his mission would be to help get u.s. forces out of afghanistan by the end of 2014. that vacancy at the c.i.a. is one of many openings in the obama administration. the secretaries of state, treasury, and defense would all like to leave. so what who's coming in? nancy cordes is at the white house for us tonight. nancy? >> reporter: scott, white house officials told me today that u.n. ambassador susan rice is the front-winner to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state despite some strong opposition from some republicans. the 47-year-old u.n. ambassador is a close confidante of president obama, a former rhodes scholar who served as an assistant secretary of state under president clinton. she came under fire from republicans for what she said five days after the attack in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans. here was race on "face the nation." >> we do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned. >> reporter: that would later prove to be untrue, though the white house insisted rice w
the country from going over the fiscal cliff will be the focus of president obama and lawmakers this week. the president has scheduled meetings with labor representatives, business leaders and members of congress to discuss ways to avoid the automatic tax increase and spending cuts that will go into effect at the beginning of 2013. there is no bigger issue on the agenda in washington between now and the end. year than reaching a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. without an agreement on january 1st the bush era tax cuts will expire and $1.2 trillion in spending cuts goes into effect. that will likely result in a spike in unemployment and trigger a new recession. >> everybody recognizes that this will be a terrible thing for american families, for our economy, for just running the government in a sensible way. >> president obama has said any deal must include a tax increase on wealthy americans. an idea that republicans are pushing back against. >> raising those rates on january 1st would according to the independent firm ernst and young destroy 700,000 american jobs. >> but on "face the nati
. >>> now, 9 news spoke with representatives from both the obama and romney campaigns, and as you can expect, both believe they have done enough to win the minds of the undecided voters and win the important swing states to win the oval office. >> we feel like we've done a great effort in the leadup to election day, we think that we're in a very strong position today to win virginia and make governor romney president this evening. >> we had an incredit credible rally in northern virginia this weekend with 25,000 voters. there's no doubt that virginia is a belle wether state and a -- a bell wether state and a swing state. the president was losing 800,000 jobs jobs, in the middle of a foreclosure crisis, we've made so much progress. >> looking at the recent overall public polls, president obama has a slight edge of three percentage points. according to the president's campaign, the latest poll has him up by one percentage point. both of those are within the margin of error. this is going to be close. >>> and we have an update for you on the lawsuit about poll watchers in fairfax county. the s
to win the presidency and our cbs news election team estimates that 255 are solidly in the obama camp or leaning toward him. for mr. romney it's 206. so the election will come down to the nine swing states that could go either way. bob schieffer is our chief washington correspondent and anchor of "face the nation" and, bob, what do you make of how close it is in the swing states? >> well, it started out close and it is even closer now. scott, i kind of took a survey of our pollsters. they can not recall a time when these battleground states are closer than they are right now with the possible exception of ohio where the president has a teeny lead. all of these states are in the margin of error. what that means is there are eight battleground states out there that either of these candidates could win. it's just going to come down to who gets their voters to the polls. it's going to be all about turnout. this race is an absolute dead heat from everything that we have that we can measure it by. >> pelley: bob, thanks very much. bob will have the latest on the campaign and the aftermath o
. >> reporter: air force one drops president obama at his first stop, green bay. after three days off the campaign trail, the president wasted no time confronting mitt romney's twists on bringing change to washington. >> he's saying he's the candidate of change. well, let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. and what the governor's offering sure ain't change. >> reporter: president obama then jetted to las vegas to deliver his closing arguments in another key battleground state. >> it's more than just the choice between two candidates. it's more than just the choice between two parties. you'll make a choice between two fundamentally different visions of america. >> reporter: the president will be in eight different states before the weekend is over. for both white house candidates, it's now an all-out sprint to election day. mitt romney concentrated on virginia thursday. he toned down his speeches after sandy hit, but was on the attack again at a rally in the richmond suburbs. >> this is an election where i think we're not just going to shape the country for four ye
. >> president obama gets set to shuffle his cabinet. why some republicans aren't happy with who he wants to replace hillary clinton. >>> and a big day here in studio 57. we'll talk with oliver stone, mike huckabee, the billionaire co-founder of instagram, and golfer nick faldo. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >>> the federal bureau of investigation referred to the department of defense the matter involving general john allen. >> the pentagon is rocked as a top u.s. general is linked to the petraeus scandal. >> the u.s. commander in afghanistan is under investigation for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelley. >> the sex scandal began when kelley received harassing e-mails from petraeus's biographer and mistress paula broadwell. >> federal agents were at paula broadwell's north carolina home last night for more than four hours. >> the fbi agent who launched the investigation that led to petraeus resigning is himself being investigated. he sent shirtless pictures of himself to ms. kelley. >> where do shirtless pictur
presidents seem to have it. we'll see if president obama can learn the lessons of history. >>> then the truth about what to buy and not to buy in those black friday sales. we'll explain. >>> how to being a great on the gridiron just by getting in the game. it's the remarkable story. >>> it really is. first our top story this half hour, israel and the palestinians are once again teetering on the brink of war. this morning israeli war planes bombarded several targets in the hamas ruled gaza strip. hamas struck back. a ground war could be the next phase of the conflict. pizza pz in tel aviv. good morning allen and what is the latest you can tell us? >> reporter: good morning. hamas continues to fire rockets as you say, four of them hit a southern city. israelis have been pounding back and expanded their operations. they are hitting hamas infrastructure. one of the targets hit overnight was an office building used by the hamas prime minister. gaza is one of the most densely-populated areas on earth and it's a spill overof civilian casualties something that the israelis want to avoi
. >>> thanks, later today president obama plans to make the first postelection comments about trying to avoid that fiscal cliff. >> the president and congress need to act before january 1st to prevent a combination of tax increases and automatic spending cuts from taking effect and this could be huge. ko im is live at capitol hill with details on what's happening later today. good morning ko. >> reporter: good morning mike and andrea. it's a huge issue that the president has to tackle at the start of his second term. it's a ticking time bomb that could go off january 1st when bush era tax cuts are set to expire. in d.c. 4500 federal workers could lose their jobs and those numbers don't include contractors and subcontractors. tro could lose $30 million for budget cuts. virginia is getting ready to respond to cuts across the board. the commonwealth has seen a sluggish economy and officials are worried that if a deal doesn't happen on the hill, we'll plunge the nation and virginia back into a recession. with federal cuts of 9% on the horizon, republican governor bob mcdonnell is not taking any c
obama is inviting leaders from the labor and business communities to the white house this week for talks. the president and bipartisan congressional leaders will hold their first fiscal cliff meeting on friday. >>> if you're looking to add fiber to your diet, you probably reach for fruits, vegetables, whole grains, that kind of thing. in japan you can now reach for a pepsi cola. pepsi will launch a version of its namesake cola with a flat blocking fiber. in japan, the drink is being called pepsi special. believe it or not, this is not the first drink in japan that has fiber in it. >> who knew. i wonder if it tastes any good. >> look do you have for us in the next half-hour? >> coach to 5k, the wrapup edition. we're going to talk about it. >> good. >>> dozens of people had to evacuate their neighborhood after a house explosion. >> now it appears some of them will have to rebuild from scratch. more on that next. >> plus, after being on medical leave for months, congressman jesse jackson, jr. appears on the verge of making a deal with federal prosecutors. well very more on that when we come
so much. today president obama is meeting with congressional leaders at the white house about the fiscal cliff. the cliff of course is that package of spending cuts and tax hikes that will hit all of us in the new year if congress doesn't act to avert it. joining us now with her finger on the pulse of the nation. the co-founder of pock box. thanks so much for coming in this morning. it's a local start-up. what you do is you -- get e- mails from voters and you authenticate them into letters and you hand deliver them to congress. it's fascinating what you guys do. but what are you finding? is there open outcry about the fiscal cliff? >> now that the election is over, we're seeing an uptick in activity around issues remitted to the fiscal cliff and -- related to the fiscal cliff and primarily we're seeing a lot of energy around sequestration, middle class tax cuts, and this is a really tricky time for people. so they're very concerned. >> well, let's take a look at some of the data points that you actually have from the letters that are coming into pop box. let's take a look spec
and their wives. >> president obama visited new york. >> i promise we are going to be here until the rebuilding is complete. and i meant it. >> hostess will announce this morning if it will liquidate the entire company. are we on the break of a twinkie shortage? >> buffalo wins it to go to 4-6. >> all that -- >> you're welcome. >> you're very handsome. >> so -- >> that's how i roll too. >> -- and all that matters. >> and president obama and four top congressional leaders willamette at the white house for talks on the nation's looming fiscal cliff. >> -- on cbs "this morning." >> nobody likes the fiscal cliff and so much now didn't have much time to talk about it. >> yeah. the sex scandal is all anybody in washington can talk about. i wonder why the country is in financial ruin? >>> welcome to cbs "this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in washington. so is information cia director david petraeus who is meeting with members of congress this morning. >> margaret brennan is at the capitol where this morning's closed door hearings are being held. >> reporter: good morning t
the country for its possible precedential value. >>> president obama will tour staten island which was the hardest hit borough in the city after hurricane sandy. michael bloomberg had turned him away initially. >>> swallow falls remains closed. the. a total of 11 state parks are closed in the aftermath of sandy. >>> it is 4:34. here's a look at some other things making news. china has a new leader. the state news agency made the announcement this morning. she is the son of a party elder and has been china's vice president for the past five years. as the head of the communist party, he'll lead the second economic power [ inaudible ] israel says the attack in response to a rocket attack from militants into israel. leaders say the air strikes are the beginning of a much broader operation against hamas. palestinian leaders have asked the united nations to take steps to stop israel's military operation. u.n. observer in the territory says israel is guilty of war crimes against the palestinian people. >>> some california drivers in sacramento witnessed a small plane make an emergency lan
plus three years probation. >>> president obama is trying to gain support for his plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. today he'll meet with labor leaders. tomorrow he hopes to earn the support of business leaders. friday he'll talk to congressional leaders. the fiscal cliff is a series of tax increases and across the board spending cuts which many economists say could push our country into another recession. congress is also going to be working on the fiscal cliff when it comes back to work today. the house and senate have been in recess since september when legislators took a break for elections. both democratic and republican leaders say they do believe some kind of deal can be worked out before the end ever the year. newly elected senators from both sides will get a chance to meet their new colleagues. >>> the department of defense is investigating america's top military official in afghanistan. >> the investigation is linked to david petraeus, the former head of the c.i.a. >> reporter: general john allen, the man who succeeded david petraeus as head of the international forces i
was needed. obama senior advisor david axelrod called boehner's congress to members encouraging. >> i think there are a lot of ways to skin this cat so long as everybody comes with a positive, constructive attitude toward the task. >> jeff: if the automatic spending cuts happen, exactly 50% of the board without fall on the pentagon. national security correspondent david martin lays out what that would mean. >> reporter: the dreaded sequestration would double the $500 billion in cuts the pentagon is already planning to make over the next decade. defense secretary panetta has not minced words about what that would mean. >> if a sequestration is allowed to go into effect it will be a disaster for national defense. >> reporter: according to panetta the new american strategy of pivoting away from the wars in iraq and afghanistan toward the pas civic and an emerging chinese superpower would come undone. >> all of thatan go to hell if this congress doesn't face up and deal with the issue of sequestration. >> reporter: in this letter to senators panetta warned that by the time sequestration was ove
front. >>> president owe wam ma honored the nation -- obama honored the nation's veterans with a traditional wreath laying ceremony. he said it's intended to remember every service member who has ever worn our nation's uniform. he urged americans to welcome back u.s. troops who are now coming home. >> over the next few years, more than a million service members will transition back to civilian life. they'll take off their uniforms and take on a new and lasting role. they will be veterans. as they come home, it falls to us, their fellow citizens, to be there for them. >> the president also noted this is the first veterans day in a decade with no american troops officially fighting in iraq. >>> the vietnam veterans memorial continues to be one of the area's most visited and emotional sites. >> surae chinn talked to veterans who gathered at the wall to honor their fallen friends. >> reporter: i come out twice a year for memorial day and veterans day. >> reporter: the wall can move people like none other. antonio has come to honor his fallen comrade charlie. >> not only my fri
werner, thanks, anna. at the white house today president obama met with congressional leaders to try to work out a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. that's the combination o severe budget cuts and tax hikes that will go into effect in january if there's no agreement on the budget. nancy cordes is at the white house and, nancy, it appears that everyone's at least a bit more optimistic now, right? >> reporter: that's right, anthony. today's meeting was just the first step and the outlines of a deal are still far from clear. but in the wake of last week's election, leaders from both sides appear more eager to compromise with one another than they have perhaps in years. >> i think we're all aware that we have some urgent business to do. >> reporter: the president, vice president and four top congressional leaders insisted they are willing to put their own sacred cows on the line to get a deal and calm jittery financial markets. >> to show our seriousness, we've put revee on the table. as long as it's accompanied by significant spending cuts. >> reporter: in the meeting, house spe
for the relationship with america and across asia. but first, since office, the obama administration has made reforming how -- a top priority, and so far, experts say, those efforts have helped save billions of dollars a year. still, in unveiling the budget plans earlier this year can the pentagon said that it would have to save a whopping $60 billion from efficiencies, if it's to afford the key priorities in an era of declining resources what has the pentagon done so far? and how do you ring efficiency from an organize as diverse and far flunk as the defendant department? joining us is david wennergren, the department's assistant deputy chief management officer. sir, welcome to the program. >> thank you. >> so your office was created co help drive the efficiencies across the department. and the goal is to save $60 billion overall. how do you do that? is it by making minor changes to just about everything, for example, legacy programs? is it through sweeping major reforms? is it eliminating work? what is the strategic approach you guys are taking to save money? >> it takes a little bit of all those thi
. president obama is asking a full were of regional leaders to help in the violence there. >>> turning elsewhere a graduate of sherwood high school is dead tonight. 18-year-old elijawan griffin was out with friends. early this morning he and a friend were robbed by a group of young people. the victims pursued the suspect so the woodly park metro station, police say there was a fight in which griffin was stabbed to death. >> originally the victim of a robbery in the area of 18th and columbia road, he and his associates encountered the subject who robbed him at the woodly park metro and an altercation ensued which lead to the stabbing and the assault. >> 17 year old male has been charged with second degree murder while armed, eight others have been charged with aggravated assault. he was a may graduate of sherwood high, a member of the football team. ken molestina reports his friends and neighbors were shaken by this. >> reporter: the reality of his death is too much to bear for those who knew him. >> we just seen him. we just saw him i'm at a loss of words. >> the 18-year-old was very p
, president obama brought some hope to hard hit new jersey pledging to be in it for the long haul. he toured the garden state with governor chris christie where entire neighborhoods are still underwater. the president said his top priority, getting the power back on especially atwater filtration plants and other critical infrastructure. his second priority? transportation. clearing roads from debris and restoring mass transit so people can begin to go back to work. and their kids can go back to school. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow-up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you've rebuilt. we want to make sure that people have realistic expectations but what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials, and we will not quit until this is done. >> reporter: here's are the aimenings just every -- images just never ever -- you can't get used to them. homes buried in sand and entire neighborhoods gone. it's slowly sinking in that everything in the coastal communities
on record as a result what do we get? more of the same balance of power, president obama stays in the white house, republicans in control of the house, democrats leading the senate. looking at the numbers -- the center for responsive politics says -- that is larger than the gross domestic product of 40 small countries including -- according to the international monetary fund a lot of people are taking a look at the numbers and figuring out what we could have bought in the united states for $6 billion. possibly a seawall. >> truthfully -- truthfully it's absurd. >> yeah. >> it really is. >> exactly. what do you have for us in the next half hour? >>> we are monitoring the fiscal cliff and we're going to be watching it very clearly with january 2 -- closely january 1st and this morning we're looking at what some lawmakers in the area are looking at doing. >>> a key health official loses his job over the fungal meningitis outbreak caused by at the same timed steroids. that story is coming up -- tainted steroids. >> plus, he tried to go into hiding but now the man behind the controversial film a
. along the new jersey shore, president obama and governor chris christie took a helicopter hour of the storm damage because that's the only way to see it. >> kristin fisher is here with us this morning and kristin, you were out in the field. you were in rehoboth. and just give us an idea again of what you saw and what's going on now. >> reporter: well, it's tough to compare the two because what i found in rehoboth is nothing compared to what we're now seeing in new york and new jersey with you know, up and down the coast. millions of people remaining in the dark. the damage in the billions of dollars. and the death toll now at least 63 people. yesterday president obama brought some hope to hard hit new jersey, promising immediate federal aid and pledging to be in its for the lang howl. he -- long haul. he toured the garden state with governor chris christie with entire neighborhoods still underwater. the president said the top priority is getting the power back on especially atwater filtration plants and other critical infrastructure. the second priority? transportation. clearin
orr will bring us the latest on petraeus' resignation in just a few minutes. president obama can add florida to the list of states he won election day. state officials yesterday announced mr. obama captured 50% of the to mitt romney's 49.1%. in beverly hills yesterday the blue and white beginningham dress that judy garland wore was sold for $480,000. it was a major upset in college football yesterday. number one, alabama, lost to texas a&m. crimson threatenedded to turn the tide in the fourth quarter but this pass was intercepted and texas a&m held on to beat the previously undefeated crimson tide 29-24. now for today's weather. the coasts are clear and mild. but a line of thunderstorms is working its way across the country. the forecast for the week ahead shows more rain as well as seasonable cooldown in most parts. coming up, a fall from grace. election weekended with a november surprise. the sudden resignation friday of david petraeus as director of the central intelligence agency. the former army general, the most decorated and highly regarded one of his generation, said the reas
to discussing the patraeus scandal, president obama addressed the fiscal cliff and the attack on libya today. it's his first press conference since his reelection. they'll block because of comments she made after the attack on benghazi. >> go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi but to smudge her reputation is outrageous. >> i gathered the families of these brave americans who were murdered who believe that we are picking on any one. >> make a serious debt. >> the president there also talking about finding solutions with congress to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. one way to avoid it so to extend the tax cuts only to those making less than $250,000 a year. the deadline for reaching a deal, new year's eve. >>> well, last night we told you about a hearing today for a washington pain doctor fighting for his right to prescribe the drugs right here in dc. well, things took an interesting turn there tonight when a judge threw out the testimony of one witness. gary nurenberg was there and he was here now with the storely. >> reporter: the government witness testified that his
. president obama making his first post-election comments about the economy. he will talk about those automatic tax headaches and severe budget cuts due to go in effect in january. analysis by the congressional office says if congress boggs down and takes a long time to avert the so-called fiscal cliff it would trigger a recession. the man what shot former congresswoman gabrielle giffords in the head and killed six others will spend the rest of his days behind bars. giffords faced her shooter. he told loughner, you tried to create world as dark as yours but you failed. kelly added, you may have put a bullet through her head, but you haven't put a dent in her spirit. giffords' aid ron bear bar was also wounded. he served out the rest of the congresswoman's term. >> i turned to mr. loughner and said, i hold no hatred for you but i am very, very angry and sick of heart about what you did. >> when the judge sentenced loughner to seven life terms plus 140 years in prison, his mother put her head down and cried uncroppably. the 24-year-old has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. tonight folk
carren, 9news now. >> president obama will not only have to nominate a new cia director, he will also have to choose his next secretary of state. there hillary clinton has confirmed she will leave the post and cbs news learned u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice is resigning as well. she's been criticized for her assessments that the attacks in benghazi were prompted by a spontaneous protest rather than terrorism. >>> metro already focusing on the inauguration. today the system started taking online orders for its commemorative 2013 inaugural smart trip cards. they feature a picture of president obama. the card comes with preloaded for a one day pass offering unlimited travel on metro rail on the day it is first used. the cost? $15. you can also use the smart trip as a flash pass for unlimited metrobus travel on inauguration day. ♪ >>> doesn't it look fun? the game is called call of duty black ops 2 but the real name of the game is making money. this video game is not only expected to rake in hundreds of millions of dollars, but since the game came out last night at midnight
barack obama paid tribute to the nation service members on this veteran's day. the president laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown, intended to show every service member. and he urged americans to welcome back soldiers who are returning home. >> over the next few years more than a million service members will transition back into civilian life. they will take off their uniforms and take on a new and lasting role. they will be veterans. as they come home, it falls to us. they are fellow citizens, to be there for them. >> the president also noted that this is the first veteran's day in a decade with no american troops fighting in iraq. >>> the vietnam veteran's memorial continues to be one of the areas most visited sight. today is no exception as surae chinn talks to those who gathered at the wall. >> i see them twice a year for memorial day and veteran's day. >> the walk moves people none like no other. antonio biaz has come to honor his fallen comrade. >> for all those who are no longer with us. >> reporter: army specialist biaz was only 20 years old while in combat. >> he flew
: the attack in libya has become a political issue over when the obama administration knew what prompted the attack. spontaneous reaction to an anti- muslim video or terrorists. now, impressions of the meeting are mixed. >> so much of this confusion arises because of the difference between what is classified and what is unclassified. >> he told us that this was a terrorist attack, that there were terrorists involved there the start. i told him i had a very different recollection of that. >> reporter: he said petraeus testified he had no direct contact in developing the talking points used by susan rice. the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. pointed to the film as a potential cause. >> the key is, if there were unclassified talking points, at a very early stage. >> reporter: lawmakers say petraeus was asked little about his admitted affair with paula broadwell. >> anything that occurred with respect to his personal situation had nothing to do with the way he handled benghazi at all. >> reporter: petraeus reportedly was not under oath while testifying. in washington, i'm emily schmidt. >> the st
investigation. and in washington, danielle noddingham, 9news now. >> president obama says he is considering ambassador rice to serve as the next secretary of state when hillary clinton steps down. but some republican senators say they would block that nomination because of her comments on the attacks. >>> well after a rivetting day of testimony, lesli, right now the testimony is delivering in the bowie state university murder case. as andrea mccaren tells us, the 20-year-old alexis simpson admitted to stabbing her roommate in the neck after an argument. >> reporter: with music playing on an ipod became a case of murder. prosecutors say that the 20- year-old alexis simpson plunged a knife into dominique's neck that it completely cut her trachea. you know knives can kill, right? >> simpson,: question. >> prosecutor: you know if you plunge a knife into someone's neck, it can kill, right? >> simpson: yes. >> reporter: simpson says it was an act of self-defense, only pulling out a knife because she was ganged up by frasier and her friends. she was scared. according to testimony, days before the
. >> the parties have to agree on major spending cuts, but taxes are the big sticking point. president obama wants to raise the tax rates on the individuals making more than $200,000 a year, but the republicans say absolutely not, however they do claim to be opened to other ways of raising that revenue. lawmakers are pushing for a deal before christmas. but a new poll shows that 51% of the americans do not believe that congress and the white house will get to that deal. anita? >>> well, the government watchdog group, the washington guardians are giving out their golden hammer and an award that no one wants to win. this week it goes to health and human services for wasting billions of dollars. medicare has produced their own anti-fraud video and has their own fraud detection program. but investigators still found the exaggerated billings paid at the nursing homes, sometimes for a therapy that didn't even take place. >>> a lot of people in mourning tonight for the favorite childhood snack. the company making those twinkies, cupcakes, honeybuns are going out of business. hostess says that a nationwid
time. >> reporter: president obama wants individuals making more than $200,000 a year to be taxed more. republicans say absolutely not. but the g.o.p. may be willing to lower the number of tax deductions rich people can take. >> to show our seriousness, we put revenue on the table. as long as it's accompanied by significant spending cuts. >> reporter: lawmakers are pushing for a deal before christmas. tara mergener for cbs news, capitol hill. >> now more comprehensive tax reform could be put off till the new year. get this. a new poll shows 51% of americans, a majority, do not believe the congress and white house will get that deal done. >>> a six-month old baby girl found alone in a motel room and tests positive for cocaine. all this according to fredricksburg.com. the toddler was found tuesday night at the motel 6 on warrenton road in fredricksburg. the girl's mother kristin fay clark showed up about an hour after the deputies got there and was arrested. deputies also found a crack pipe in the room. clark is apparently pregnant with another child. >>> your next commute could be a lit
and three other americans. lawmakers are trying to sort out what the obama administration knew and understand why five days after the attack, u.n. ambassador susan rice was talking about a spontaneous protest. democrats who listened to petraeus testify were quick to defend rice. >> she used the unclassified talking points that were signed off on by the entire intelligence community. so criticisms of her are completely unwarranted. >> reporter: in both hearings friday, petraeus addressed his resignation because of an affair with his biographer paula broadwell. lawmakers said the former cia director apologized and assured them his personal situation had no bearing on the benghazi investigation. senator john mccain said general petraeus told him that he never spoke to the president about benghazi. he dealt with the director of national intelligence. on capitol hill, daniel nottingham. lesli, back to you. >>> and top national security officials were on capitol hill this week to deal with the fallout from the petraeus sex scandal. and defense secretary panetta has ordered a review o
of 2008, president obama has appointed the governors. that has opened up a line of communications from ten key governors to -- directly to the secretary of defense. that communication channel is being used and then the air force channel of communication through the chief of the national guard bureau already used a -- will be used also to exchange ideas on the cuts. >> in terms of the freeze in terms of personnel reductions how is that hitting you guys for the time being? >> freeze basically leaves our fy 12 fore structure in place. and so it's added a little bit of stability as we work through hopefully a compromise with the united states air force on a way ahead. you know where we are in the budget cycle right now, that would be for physical year '13 and probably '14 as we go forward. because we're going to be putting '15 together in just the next few months. >> do you have any solution in the offing anytime soon? >> we're getting close and there have been considerable compromises made by the united states air force, i think that you know they're going to recognize that -- beginning to re
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was yesterday. president obama placed a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns at arlington national cemetery. the holiday was originally known as armistice day, marking the end of world war i on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. it was supposed to be the war to end all wars. we want to close this broadcast tonight by noting the sacrifices made by servicemen and women and those sacrifices made by their families who also bear scars of war. here's michelle miller. >> the guy that came back from iraq was not at all the guy that left. >> reporter: brannan vines' husband, her high school sweetheart, was once the man she leaned on when times were tough. that all changed after caleb returned from two deployments in iraq. caleb was injured in multiple i.e.d. explosions. >> he was not only dealing with p.t.s.d. but he was also dealing with traumatic brain injury which very much changes somebody's personality. >> reporter: and changes the person caring for them. >> absolutely. absolutely. >> reporter: since 2007, vines has been caleb's sole caretaker, dealing with her husband's night tremors, err
. matt jablow, 9 news now. >>> at arlington national cemetery today president obama paid tribute to the nation's service members on this veteran's day. the president says the wreath he laid at the tomb of the unknowns is intended to remember every service member who has ever worn our nation's uniform. he urged americans to welcome back soldiers who are coming home. >> over the next few years, more than a million service members will transition back to civilian life. they'll take off their uniforms and take on a new and lasting role. they will be veterans. as they come home, it falls to us, their fellow citizens, to be there for them. >> the president also noted this is the first veteran's day in a decade with no american troops fighting in iraq. >>> the vietnam veterans memorial continues to be one of the area's most visited sites in this holiday weekend is no exception. surae chinn talked to veterans who gathered at the wall today. >> i come out twe a year for memorial day and veteran's day. >> i go to my grave remembering, you know. >> reporter: the wall can move people like no
slapping, hugging. >> the obama's tv strategy versus romney's. >> it would be my recommendation for any candidate to come and sit with us. >> the donald calling brian williams a dummy. >> i personally wouldn't say all those thipgs. >> is trump's celebrity star defending him. >> a brave newce
emmanuel bible church in fairfax county. >>> this woman was not so happy when president obama was re- elected last week. she was more upset when she found out her husband didn't vote. they got into a big fight and she decided to run him over. and this arizona parking lot. now, he's in the hospital, and she's facing charges. >>> victoria's secret apologizes for a fashion faux pas. check out the model that appeared in new york last week wearing an indian headdress,leopard print panties and high heels. the tribal called it ignorance. victoria's secret apologized and you won't see it when the fashion show airs on wusa 9. >>> when we see high profil cheaters busted on national news we wonder why so many people are foolish so often. derek says the answer isn't thatcomplicated. >> to my mind this comes down to the big difference between what we like and what we value. for example, i value the idea of a stomach that looks like that, but i also like eating potato chips and fancy cupcakes. so this look is slightly more likely. same for monogamy. we give it a lot of lip service. anybody who app
to take command in iraq and in 2010 president obama put him in charge in afghanistan. last year petraeus retired from the military to become director of central intelligence. the c.i.a. came of age during the cold war, but its role has changed dramatically since 9/11 and we asked david martin to look into that. >> reporter: as head of the c.i.a., david petraeus directed a covert war which required him to make almost daily decisions of life and death. he commanded the drone war against terrorist safe havens in pakistan and yemen which killed hundreds of suspected militants. and he gave the order which is sent a c.i.a. team fly into benghazi in a vain attempt to rescue americans. two members of that team-- both of them, like petraeus-- retired military, were killed on that mission. overnight he went from the best known and great estrogen of his generation to covert warrior. he said he campaigned for the job. >> i wanted this job. this was not a month or two or three in the making. >> reporter: the c.i.a. had been on the front lines since 9/11 when an agency team went into afghanistan ahead
ward will have to repay the government $2,000 -- $82,000. >>> president obama is scheduled to hold a press conference today to discuss the fiscal cliff. he's been meeting with business and labor leaders ahead of fiscal cliff negotiations with congress, but the president is sure to be questioned about the scandal surrounding general petraeus and allen. he's also likely to be questioned about his plans to replace general petraeus. secretary of state hillary clinton and treasury secretary timothy geithner. >>> today democrat national pelosi will announce whether she'll continue in her role as house minority leader or step down. she's asked female democrats in the house including incoming freshmen to join her at the conference. she became the first woman to lead a party caucus in the house and senate. after the mid-term elections, she became the first emale speaker of the house ever. >>> we have new information on the massachusetts pharmacy linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak. federal health inspectors wanted to shut down the new england compounding center ten years ago but federal
, thank you. president obama picked up the phone today, hoping to prevent an all-out war. nancy cordes is at the white house for us tonight. nancy. >> reporter: scott, both the president and the vice president have now spoken to israeli prime minister netanyahu, and bespite some tensions between these leaders recently, we're told the two men expressed their support for israel's right to defend itself while also urging him to try to limit civilian casualties. white house officials told us today the onus is on hamas and not on israel to try to deescalate this conflict. they say they've reached out to other allies in the region, like turkey, asking them to pass that message along to hamas as well. in fact, secretary of state clinton, we're told, reached out to egypt's foreign minister today, asking him to deliver that message personally when he visits gaza tomorrow, scott. >> pelley: nancy, thank you very much. today, a congressional investigation had a look at video recorded by security cameras the night of the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. as you know, four americans
of campaign 2012 now. president obama picks up a pretty big endorsement from new york city mayor michael bloomberg. he held rallies in wisconsin, nevada, even colorado. today, he'll spend some time in the battleground state of ohio. republican mitt romney focusing entirely on virginia yesterday. he'll kickoff the final weekend with events in wisconsin and ohio. >>> the last major snapshot of the economy before the election will be released today. the labor department will unveil the unemployment numbers this morning. economists are expected that will the economy will have added about 1 -- 125,000 jobs in october. which would be enough to get the unemployment rate to 7.9%. it will actually go up just one tenth of a percent. >>> military trucks will be used as election day polling stations in new jersey in communities that were battered by sandy. they're going to be parked at polling places that don't have power and also extending deadlines for mail-in ballots because of sandy. return them no later than the close of polls on tuesday. >>> early voters in maryland have been spending some of
investors should expect a rally and a possible sell off if president obama holds on to his seat. romney is perceived as being more business and investment friendly. but the outcome of the congressional elections could play a much bigger role. blame the fiscal cliff, which could trigger tax hikes and spending cuts on january 1. >>> in the meantime, you have been donating a lot of your money to the red cross after sandy. the agency received nearly $35 million through early friday morning. the initial outpouring has been strong, and the red cross can still use your help is that and helping can't get much easier than this. just visit our facebook fan page. for everyone who likes wusa9, we will donate a dollar to the american red cross relief fund for sandy. all the money goes to the victims. >> very good. it is good. >> you'll be back in 30 minutes, what will you have for us? >> the national debt clock. a lot of people talk about it. >> thanks jess. >>> there is something covering even more ground than the presidential candidates today. >> the capital christmas tree will be on the road for
. the cia says not. so president obama did sign an order in 2009 outlawing those operations. >>> our health alert tonight, a new study suggests moms that get sick with a flu or any kind of illness that causes fever during pregnancy maybe at higher risk of having a child with autism. the news makes prenatal checkups all the more important. >> i do everything i cannot to get sick. >> reporter: this new mother knows it's important to stay healthy for herself and her unborn baby. a new study suggests that children born to a mother who gets very sick with flu or fever during pregnancy may have increased chance of being autistic. the danish study looked at nearly 97,000 children and found kids had twice the risk of being diagnosed with autism before age 3 if their mom got the flu. the risk increased three fold it the mother had a fever more than a week while pregnant. >> common sense would say it wouldn't be good for the baby to be exposed to high temperatures or to a virus that's in your bloodstream. >> reporter: but scientists say the overall risk is still very low and caution the results are
,000. >>> president obama will be pretty busy looking for new personnel in his cabinet. he now has the task of looking for a new c.i.a. director and needs to nominate a new secretary of state candidate because hillary clinton has confirmed she will leave the post. cbs news has learned the leading candidate to replace her u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice. white house sources say rice has performed well on iran and north korea, but she has been criticized over the comments she made after the attack in benghazi and may face tough republican opposition. >>> nancy pelosi asked female democrats in the house including incoming freshmen to join her at a news conference. she became the first woman ever to lead a party caucus on capitol hill. after the mid-term election, she became the first ever female speaker of the house. >>> a teen already behind bars accused of murder is now facing another charge. 17-year-old joshua mebane is accused of killing teresa bass and critically injuring her husband jerry if waldorf last -- in waldorf last month. the couple was out walking their dog when mebane sho
. and newly re-elected president obama campaigned on the pledge to raise taxes for those higher income earners. and the decisions congress makes will affect the economy, the u.s. credit rating and the national debt. anita? >> that's staggering. all right, thank you. speaker boehner favorites simplifying the tax codes by limiting the number ofexemption. it's one day after about 100,000 people took to the streets and protest. the demonstrators tried to stop the lawmakers from passing a new round of budget cuts. but they back up the measures to save them from bankruptcy. they fired the water canyons with the demonstrators. it was the biggest rally there in over a year. and stocks flipped again in this country. while it was not as dramatic as yesterday, investors, they are still concerned about the potential for gridlock. but they finished the day down 120 points to close at 12,811. >> all right, not too bad out there. a little sunshine, which is the big view as you would say. >> and things to come over the weekend, right? >> yes, it is. it looks warmer than what it was. up to 30 miles an hour tha
. >>> at arlington national cemetery, president obama paid tribute to the nation's service members on veterans day. the president says the wreath he laid at the tomb of the unknown is intended to remember every service member who was ever worn our nation's uniform. he urged americans to welcome back soldiers who are coming home now. the president also noted this is the first veterans day in a decade with no american troops fighting in iraq. >>> this is what the veterans day parade looked like in new york city this weekend. thousands lined the trees of manhattan for the parade cheering and waving flags. volunteers also collected winter coats for those in need nearly two weeks after super storm sandy hit the area. a reminder today the federal government is closed and there's no mail delivery except for express mail. >>> we had a warm weekend. looks like a cold front is going to change things in the very near future. howard will have more on your weather first right after this. >>> it's 6:42 and 50 degrees. welcome back. monika here with your timesaver traffic and of course it's veterans day. that me
hard to make the case. >> reporter: congress will make the final approval but president obama will respect the will of the puerto rican people. which that has the executive chef feeling proud of her island roots. >> it's great to be part of the democratic government that is going to allow us to really fick what we want,. >> reporter: will congress agree? downtown washington, ken molestina, 9news now. >>> at 6:36 jessica doyle has another your money report. >> counting down to the fiscal cliff. here we go. >> that's right coming out of the election of course we're headed into a lame duck session of congress and the pressure is building to get something done before january 1st. that's when the debilitating package of tax hikes and spending cuts hit the country especially washington area. o -- especially the washington area. some are worried it could trigger another recession. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have some willingness in order to compromise. the house speaker john boehner started a public negotiation with the president said. he said republicans would accept an
obama has arrived in thailand. his first stop on a three-day trip that includes the first visit to myanmar by a u.s. president. outspoken new jersey governor chris christie has been getting around. last night he was on saturday night live. he thanked his state's rescue and relief workers for their efforts during hurricane sandy. he then offered a critique of super storm tv coverage. >> i also do not want to thank the reporters that put themselves in danger by walking into the middle of a hurricane with their cameras. we don't need you to tell us there's a hurricane. we have windows. >> osgood: here's the day's weather forecast. mostly clear and mild pept in the pacific northwest where they're getting an early taste of winter. the week ahead will grow cooler although it should remain sunny. >> let's face it. osgood: next the united states of food. and later john goodman and michelle miller eating well in new >> osgood: millions of americans appear to be caught up in a feeding frenzy. they're not just cooking food and eating food. they're talking food, almost nonstop only pausing
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